Kushtrim Bekteshi
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Kushtrim Bekteshi was born in Kumanovë (Macedonia), 1982. He completed his B.A. in 2008 with a major in Theater Directing and continues his post-graduate studies at Faculty of Dramatic Arts-Skopje where he obtained an M.A. in audio-visual studies, with a focus in film screen play and TV. Mr. Bekteshi is the director of several theater productions in theatres across Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina, his work has also been shown in several national and international festivals. As a director and screenwriter he was produced two short films and he is currently preparing for the realization of a feature film  "An Unforgettable Spring in the Forgotten Village".

He is the winner of several awards:

'The Vannesa Redgrave Award' for Best Pitch in PRIFORUM, PRIFILMFEST – Prishtinë (In collaboration with the producer Sasho Pavlovski for the feature film "An Unforgettable Spring in the Forgotten Village" (2014); 'KULT Award' for director of the year in the Republic of Albania for the theatre performance "Who's afraid of Virginia Wolf?" (2010) – Albania; 'Best theatre performance' at Talia e Flakes Festival  for the theatre performance "Aquarium" (2008) - Gjilan, Republic of Kosovo.

 

He is currently an assistant in the department of directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje.